Skip to comments.38% rise in Indian students going to the US
Posted on 06/08/2008 3:40:57 PM PDT by CarrotAndStick
America continues to grow in stature as the most-favoured destination for Indian students with the last seven months showing a 38% increase in the number of candidates going there.
What's more, Chennai seems to be one of the largest exporters in the country.
Sample this: 38,274 student visas were issued from across the country in fiscal year 2006-07 (October 2006 to September 2007), of which the Chennai consulate gave out 19,973.
Correspondingly, between October 2007 and April 2008, 50,316 student visas were issued from across the country, of which the Chennai consulate alone accounted for 24,975.
With a rising middle class in India able to afford American university programmes and schools actively recruiting them, Indians have become the largest group of international students in the US.
Experts point that the increase in the flow of Indian students could also be reasoned to America now accepting the three-year bachelor degree programme as a valid one for entry to their graduate schools.
Earlier, the US accepted students in its graduate schools only after they completed 16 years of formal education (12+4). Indian students were required to study one year of post-graduation before they could take any entrance test to American universities. The change in rule was targeted towards opening the doors of higher studies in American varsities to a massive Indian pool of BA, BCom, BSc degree holders.
According to the data released in November 2007, the international student population in the US rose from 5.64 lakh in 2005-'06 to 5.83 lakh in 2006-'07. And for the sixth year in a row, Indian students accounted for the largest chunk.
Following a 5% drop last year, the flow of Indian students to the US has gone up by 10% in this academic season.
According to a recent survey that monitors student flow, the population of Indian students in the US went up by 10% from 76,503 in 2005-'06 to 83,833 in 2006-'07; the number has doubled in the last decade.
yep, these guys and chinese nationals will be hard at work making sure our nuclear power plants run safely without fear of sabotage or terrorist attack
And they are all majoring in engineering, lol. I walk around our engineering building at school these days and half the faces I see are Indian.
That’s because they’re not afraid of mathematics and hard science. We used to teach those in high school also, once upon a time.
Interesting. Are American colleges that strapped for cash? I know tuition for foreign students are astronomically high.
Um, what the heck do you mean by that?
..but today we teach them about the perils of global warming, and conflict resolution and loss of polar bear habitat..
The Indians are good at growing maze, they also are good at making fishing nets
Most take long-term loans from Indian banks, and pay back when they get high-paying jobs in America, or India, after they graduate.
We send all of our good paying jobs to India, causing millions of Americans to be out of work. Since Indians can now afford to send their kids to American universities their numbers are increasing very fast. All because they make enough money with those American jobs to be able to afford our universities. Since Americans lost their jobs to India, they can’t afford to send their kids to our universities. Seems like a fair trade, doesn’t it? Ain’t globalism grand? < /sarcasm >
Please stuff it with your put downs of Americans. Americans are going into fields that are profitable for them, that is called being smart, not being intellectually lazy.
And what fields would those be? Please specify whether we are talking about college or grad school graduates. And stuff it with your hyper-sensitivity.
Stuff this. 1Rudeboy is correct. Males in India are encouraged to take the hard sciences, they know that’s how to improve India, make their parents proud, and make good dough. For the most part,they are intelligent, down to earth people who have an excellent cuisine. They abhore slackers and slackerism. They add wealth to whatever nation they call home.
We used to laugh that our engineering students couldn't read or write . . . and that was ok, because they had the discipline to hit the books and look at equations. Now, our readers and writers can't read or write. Wake up, people.
not only that, but the media’s portrayal of smart people as objects of derision make most kids NOT WANT to study. Think of such things as Erckle etc.
He may be our hope for the future of this Country.
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